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Breaking: Creative Director Frank Gatson to Make Feature Film Debut with "B-Boy Blues"

Shadow and Act By Jasmin | Shadow and Act July 21, 2011 at 10:44AM

Frank Gatson - the creative director/choreographer known for his work with Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Beyonce, and a host of other musical heavyweights - has recently signed on to make his directorial debut with the feature film adaptation of B-Boy Blues.
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Frank Gatson - the creative director/choreographer known for his work with Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Beyonce, and a host of other musical heavyweights - has recently signed on to make his directorial debut with the feature film adaptation of B-Boy Blues.

B-Boy Blues is the 1994 novel by James Earl Hardy about a middle-class black gay professional who starts a passionate and abusive relationship with a roughneck bike messenger.

Hardy is set to write the screenplay and produce along with Re'Shaun Frear.

It's not yet confirmed if Beyonce or any of Gatson's other industry connections will be involved with the project - whether in front of or behind the camera - but we'll keep you posted.

This article is related to: FYI


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